Barasa attributed his success to balancing work and education as his course had similar connections to his role.
Kimilili Member of Parliament Didmus Barasa has graduated from the Mount Kenya University with a Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration.
Speaking to TV47 on Friday, August 6, Barasa attributed his success to balancing work and education as his course had similar connections to his role.
Barasa proudly declared in his subsequent Twitter post that he was a holder of two university degrees, a masters degree and two diploma certificates.
Kimilili MP Didmus Barasa sits proud with his graduation gown having graduated from Mount Kenya University on August 6, 2021. /TWITTER.DIDMUSWABARASA
“I am very happy. Learning is an unendless journey, I go through a lot of policy and proposals and the university had a friendly program,” Barasa stated.
He noted that he had enrolled for another masters degree and was on the road to attaining a diploma in project management.
“My education is not to help me secure employment but just to expand my knowledge and help me in my legislative roles,” Barasa added.
Barasa during the interview reiterated his claim that he did not slap musician Stephen Masinde, alias Steve Kay during a heated confrontation at the Baptist Lurare Primary School in Kimilili, despite a video circulating social media proving otherwise.
Barasa had only told Masinde to zip up his trousers.
He clarified that he had no mandate to hire or pay contractors as a legislator. But, he did confirm that he was working on how to pay Masinde.
“I did not slap him even though some people have come out to support me.
“You cannot go into a learning institution and close it down. Only the Head of State, a court of law and the Minister for Education can do that,” he defended his claim.
He had denied assault charges instituted against him in front of Judge Gladys Adhiambo at Kimilili Law courts. The case is set to be heard on Monday, September 27, 2021.
MP Didmus Barasa slapping musician Steve Kay on Friday, July 30. /FILE